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Unit II

The Unit II comprises of five sections viz. the Solid Waste Management Section, eWaste Management Section, Taskforce Cell, Cess Administration Section, and Environment Education Wing.

Solid Waste Management Section :
This section implements the Rules related to major Solid wastes such as  municipal solid waste, plastic waste, eWaste notified by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India (GoI), under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. This section also deals with matters relating to Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council, and Parliament.

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Public Grievance Redressal Section (Task Force Cell):
The public grievance section deals with the public complaints on pollution problems. After receiving complaints from the public, the officials of the Task Force or Regional Office inspect the industries and also contact the complainants. After detailed enquiry, the reports are placed before the Task Force Committee of the Board.

The committee gives an opportunity of hearing to the industry and the complainants before taking action against the industry. The Board gives directions either for Closure of the industry or to improve their environment management measures in a stipulated time. If necessary, Bank Guarantees are also imposed on the industry for compliance by the Board Directions.

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CESS Administration Section:
 This section deals with the aspects of technical scrutiny of water consumption, assessment of water CESS and matters related to CESS Appellate Authority.

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Environmental Education Wing:
This section is for conducting Environment Awareness Programmes in Andhra Pradesh, involving Industries, Urban Local Bodies, Schools and other Organisations like NGOs, CBOs, Women Groups and general community. The section also issues media releases, rejoinders, analyse press reports, bring out publications including newsletters and annual reports. Other functions of this section include media conferences, world event days related to environment, participating in radio talks and TV interviews, event handling, participation in exhibitions and making documentary films for public awareness. This section is also responsible for implementing the Right to Information Act, 2005 for the Board.

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